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PhocusWire's in-depth coverage of the startups in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, featuring news, analysis, interviews, research and more.

Anyplace secures $5.3M to expand flex-term rental marketplace
News / Startups
Anyplace secures $5.3M to expand flex-term rental marketplace
By Jill Menze | January 24, 2022
Investors in the round include GA Technologies, Jason Calacanis, Launch Fund, Keisuke Honda and East... Read More
How leaders can truly support the travel startup ecosystem
Opinion / Startups
How leaders can truly support the travel startup ecosystem
By Cara Whitehill - Unlock Advisors | January 24, 2022
These are steps travel leaders can take to turn startup enthusiasm into action.... Read More
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News / Startups
Outdoor experience tech company The Wanderlust Group raises $30M
By Mitra Sorrells | January 21, 2022
Founded in 2014, TWG is the parent brand to Dockwa, which connects boaters and marinas, and... Read More
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News / Startups
Brazilian rental startup Tabas raises $14M led by Blueground
By Mitra Sorrells | January 20, 2022
Founded in 2020, Tabas has 360 furnished, tech-enabled apartments in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro that... Read More
STARTUP STAGE: Staypia uses AI to give travelers maximum discount on hotels
Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Staypia uses AI to give travelers maximum discount on hotels
By Jill Menze | January 18, 2022
Staypia searches for the lowest price for 3.16 million hotels and beats that by as much as 30%... Read More
Origin raises $5M for membership-based trip-planning app
News / Startups
Origin raises $5M for membership-based trip-planning app
By Jill Menze | January 14, 2022
Origin's travel curators have local expertise and use machine learning to help travelers find, plan... Read More
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News / Startups
European camping platform JetCamp raises €500K to accelerate growth
By Mitra Sorrells | January 12, 2022
JetCamp’s website offers information such as availability and pricing in 10 languages for nearly... Read More
Tourism startup LynKey launches NFT solutions for travel experiences
News / Startups
Tourism startup LynKey launches NFT solutions for travel experiences
By Jill Menze | January 11, 2022
LynKey aims to connect people with property tech and smart tourism experiences from resorts and... Read More
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Interview / Startups
STARTUP STAGE: Katanox aims to simplify hotel distribution
By Mitra Sorrells | January 10, 2022
Katanox is focused on opening hospitality distribution to enable hotels to capture more direct... Read More
Sounding Off: Startups going for a big buck don't always get a big win
Interview / Startups
Sounding Off: Startups going for a big buck don't always get a big win
By PhocusWire | January 7, 2022
Hopefully the days of creating fancy office environments are over, as well as other items that could... Read More
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REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
March 26, 2019
REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
In this white paper, carried out in partnership with PROS, we look at the various stages of airlines... Read More
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
March 4, 2019
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
The cost and effort of maintaining a direct connect to the GDS may have been more than hotels had... Read More
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
March 1, 2019
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
A detailed study by RateGain’s data science lab probes into event scenarios to get insights that will... Read More